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MAN wins massive KSA engine order

MAN wins massive KSA engine order

With a total output from the plant of 54.5 MW, the works will be able to produce around 5,000 tons of cement a day.

With a total output from the plant of 54.5 MW, the works will be able to produce around 5,000 tons of cement a day.

MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from the United Cement Industrial Company for five engines to power a new cement plant. The order is worth tens of millions euros to MAN.

The five MAN 20V32/44CR will generate electricity for the new cement works, located 160 kilometres south of Jeddah. With a total output from the plant of 54.5 MW, the works will be able to produce around 5,000 tons of cement a day.

MAN Diesel & Turbo is building the power plant under an EPC agreement, taking responsibility for delivering the engines themselves, but also for the erection of all essential secondary equipment – from the machine control room and the cooling system to the processing and disposal system.

Construction of the plant is set to begin in the autumn of 2013, with delivery of the engines taking place in mid-2014.

“Saudi Arabia is a key market for our power plants division, and one in which we have decades of experience,” said Dr. René Umlauft, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo.

“We believe there is tremendous potential in the domain of local power plant solutions for independent energy generation in particular, for example for cement or steel works. The United Cement Industrial Company is a new client for us and one we have convinced with our technical concept.”

According to Umlauft, the reliability of MAN engines during operation in Saudi Arabia’s hot summer conditions was one of the key criteria behind the purchase. The power plant’s system design has also been optimized to accommodate the climatic conditions.

The engines feature MAN Diesel & Turbo’s proven modern common rail technology. This electronically controlled injection system yields excellent results in terms of fuel consumption and emissions

KSA’s demand for cement is set to rise in the medium term, since the country’s development plans envisage a variety of construction and infrastructure projects.

 

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